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Wolcott 4-Her Participates in Horse Quiz Bowl

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BURLINGTON – 4-H horse members from throughout the state traveled to the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington on April 7 for the 2024 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl.

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The 2024 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl, held April 7 at the University of Vermont, saw several winners in the Junior Division (ages 10-11). They were: Front row (left to right): Vera Acheson, North Troy; Avery Minor, Fairfax; Graham Robinson, Underhill; and Nora Kidder, Cambridge. Back row: Kaylee Demars, St. Johnsbury; LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott; Jaida Jenkin, Wheelock; Josie Kascha-Hare, Milton; and Breanna Garcia, Woodsville, New Hampshire.

The annual contest is designed to test their equine knowledge through a series of buzzer rounds where points were scored for knowing answers to questions on anatomy, feeds, coat colors, gaits, tack and other topics. The top 10 finishers in each age group received a rosette ribbon with the first-place winners also awarded a 4-H backpack.

Placements at the UVM Extension-sponsored event included Juniors (10-11): Nora Kidder, Cambridge (first); Graham Robinson, Underhill (second); Avery Minor, Fairfax (third); Vera Acheson, North Troy (fourth); Breanna Garcia, Woodsville. New Hampshire (fifth); Josie Kascha-Hare, Milton (sixth); Jaida Jenkin, Wheelock (seventh); LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott (eighth); Kaylee Demars, St. Johnsbury (ninth)

In addition to the competition, many of the participants demonstrated their culinary skills by baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes for a silent auction. The proceeds will be used to purchase prizes for the raffle at the Vermont 4-H Horse Show in July.

To learn more about the Vermont 4-H horse program, contact Wendy Sorrell at (802) 656-7641 or [email protected].

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